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Bondi Junction cycleway works to begin

Construction is set to begin on the long-awaited Bondi Junction cycleway in the next couple of months. 

News that works will start in June/July 2018 comes after the concept design was approved by the Traffic Committee in November 2017 and endorsed by the council in December 2017.  

Identified as a priority link between the eastern suburbs and Sydney's CBD in Transport for NSW's Sydney’s Cycling Future, the separated cycle path along Oxford Street will link Bondi Road to York Road, bypassing Oxford Street Mall. 

It will eventually connect to the city via the planned two-way cycleway along Moore Park Road. 

Bicycle Network has been a long-time supporter of the Bondi Junction cycleway and is happy to see that the project is finally coming to fruition.

We'd also like to recognise the ongoing work of BIKEast in keeping this project moving. 

See a history of Bicycle Network's reporting on the Bondi Junction cycleway, including our submission to Waverley Council back in 2014.

As reported in the Wentworth Courier, Waverley Council, however, is still seeking additional funding from Roads and Maritime Services to complete the link through to Bondi Beach. 

Council has applied for funding from the RMS to develop a design for a separated cycleway to replace the shared path along Old South Head Road. 

Last week, the council's traffic committee approved an upgrade of Old South Head Road's shared path between Bon Accord Avenue and Victoria Road.

Delivering an active travel link that connects the city to the surf offers an attractive alternative for those who live, work and visit the popular beach side community. 

With buses full and roads choked with cars, progressing the junction cycleway and extending it to Bondi Beach would encourage more people to ride and improve the long-term liveability of the area. 

Construction of disconnected fragments of infrastructure for bike riding fails to realise the true benefits that increasing trips by bike can deliver for communities. 

Safe, separated infrastructure means that people of all ages and abilities, including families, feel more comfortable to ride. 

For the latest updates on the project, visit the Waverley Council website